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Amy VanKirk


Assistant Professor
B124 Peters Hall
Box 6966
(540) 831-5606

Amy VanKirk received her MFA in Dance with a dual emphasis in choreography and performance from the University of Arizona. While in Arizona she enjoyed performing, choreographing, and directing and was able to train with James Clouser, Douglas Nielsen, Michael Williams, and Sam Watson. Amy also had the opportunity to serve as the rehearsal assistant for Ann Reinking and Gary Chryst, and as the assistant to the director for the Arizona Jazz Dance Showcase. Before pursuing a graduate degree Amy worked for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines as a dancer, dance captain, and rehearsal director. During her tenure with Royal Caribbean she performed in numerous shows and traveled to Europe, the Caribbean, Alaska, Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand. Amy received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the University at Buffalo and was a member of the celebrated Zodiaque Dance Company. Amy has been a dance educator for over fifteen years, and her multifaceted teaching credentials include jazz, modern, tap, theatre dance, ballet, and ballroom. She is also a certified Ultra Barreā„  Instructor. Amy continues to work as a freelance performer and choreographer throughout the United States.